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Cash Converters' Chief Executive has issued this statement offering advice to customers affected by the fire which destroyed its store in Kings Heath in Birmingham on Wednesday 27 March.
Officers from West Midlands Fire Service have posted birds-eye view photos of the damage caused to a former ballroom in Kings Heath in Birmingham where The Beatles once played.
The pictures taken from the top of an aerial ladder show the building almost completely destroyed.
It had been turned into a Cash Converters store, and the fire was reported at 5:00am on Wednesday 27 March.
York Road remains closed today while investigations into the cause of the blaze take place.
Kings Heath High Street has re-opened in both directions following earlier fire at Cash Converters on York Road between Poplar Road and Silver Street. York Road remains closed.
Firefighters have told ITV News Central a large part of the Cash Converters building on Kings Heath High Street has collapsed following a fire this morning.
They received a 999 call at 5.02am to reports of smoke coming from the building. Police are investigating the cause but say they are treating the fire as suspicious.
The building on York Road is the former Ritz Ballroom that hosted the likes of The Beatles, Pink Flloyd and the Rolling Stones.
Police have confirmed Kings Heath High Street in Birmingham will remain closed all day as a result of a suspicious fire at Cash Converters on York Road.
Officers have closed the High Street between Silver Street and Poplar Road.
Police have confirmed they are treating a fire at a shop on Kings Heath High Street as suspicious.
The road will remain closed for the rest of the day after firefighters were called out just after 5am this morning.
The Cash Converters shop has been destroyed in the blaze. Nobody has been injured.
Firefighters are damping down after a fire broke out at the Cash Converters store on Kings Heath High Street in Birmingham.
West Midlands Fire Service confirmed they were in attendance at the blaze shortly after 6am this morning. The road remains closed between York Road and Heathfield Road/Silver Street.
National Express West Midlands has diverted the number 35 and 50 bus services.
Police are urging motorists to avoid Kings Heath High Street in Birmingham because of a fire at Cash Converters. West Midlands Police have told ITV Central the road is likely to remain closed between York Road and Silver Street for much of the morning.
Diversions are in place down Institute Road.